We take a look at the history of the Colchester United versus Port Vale fixture…
Number of meetings
There have been 57 meetings between the two sides. Vale’s record is twenty wins, 23 losses and 14 draws.
Colchester 1-4 Port Vale, 2004. A shock win away at Layer Road as after Scott McLeish gave the home side a lead on ten minutes, Steve Brooker (13), a Wayne Brown own-goal (24) and Micky Cummins (27) put Vale three-one up within a half-hour. Marc Bridge-Wilkinson put the seal on the win with a 73rd minute fourth.
Colchester 4-1 Port Vale 2003. The previous year Colchester put four past Vale with Marc Bridge-Wilkinson netting a consolation.
- Sandwiched in between those games was a 4-3 thriller in 2003 with Steve McPhee netting Vale’s winner.
- There was another thriller in 1985 as Vale won 3-2 at Vale Park.
- And yet another in 1977 as the Vale won 3-2 once again